Special Events Manager with Project Management Skills Salary

Median pay for Special Events Managers with Project Management skills lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Special Events Managers with Project Management skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Special Events Managers with Project Management skills (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,371 - $70,221
$35K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,986
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50%
90%

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$12.16 - $30.36
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.70
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,371 - $70,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,500  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Commission
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,076 - $70,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $30.36  
   
Overtime
$27.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,500  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,076 - $70,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay by Experience Level for Special Events Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $52K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,288

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Special Events Managers with Project Management skills, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Special Events Managers with Project Management skills will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent) and Washington (+12 percent). Special Events Managers with Project Management skills in Denver earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

Key Stats for Special Events Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Special Events Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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